Presentation on theme: "EASTERN EUROPE. GEOGRAPHY BALKAN MOUNTAINS These mountains extend from Serbia across Bulgaria. Additional ranges run through Albania, Greece and Macedonia."— Presentation transcript:
BALKAN MOUNTAINS These mountains extend from Serbia across Bulgaria. Additional ranges run through Albania, Greece and Macedonia. Its most famous mountain is Mt. Olympus, the highest and most awe-inspiring peak in all of Greece. In ancient times it was the mythical home of Zeus, and was declared the first national park in Greece in 1939. It stands at 9,568 ft. (2,918 m).
CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS This mountain system located in eastern Europe is the source of the Dniester, Tisza and Vistula Rivers. They form the natural border between Slovakia and southern Poland, and then extend southward through Ukraine and into Romania. There are major subdivisions, and the highest point is Mt. Gerlachovkain in northern Slovakia, standing at 8,711 ft. (2,655 m).
CAUCASUS MOUNTAINS Stretching from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, these volcanic mountains have many peaks above 15,000 ft. (4,572 m). The highest point (and the highest point in Europe) is located here; Mt. Elbrus at 18,506 ft. (5,642 m).
CENTRAL RUSSIAN UPLAND Located within the East European Plain, from the east-west segment of the Oka valley in the north to the Donets Ridge in the south. It is roughly 1,000 km in length and reaches 500 km in width; elevations generally range from 220 to 250 m (maximum 293 m). The southeastern part is called the Kalach Upland.
DINARIC MOUNTAINS Mountain chain in Southern Europe, spanning areas of Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania. The highest mountain is Mount Prokletije, with the peak called "Lake Crest 2,694 meters (8,839 ft).
GREAT HUNGARIAN PLAIN Located in southeastern Europe, and surrounded by mountains, the land features several small forests and large patches of grassland. It averages only 100 meters above sea level and often suffers from dry conditions, thus relying on winter snow run- off from the Alps and Carpathian Mountains.
NORTH EUROPEAN PLAIN The fertile North European Plain slopes to the north-northeast from the Alps, extending to the Baltic Sea, and on into Denmark and southern Finland, Norway and Sweden. It continues east for almost 2,500 miles (4000 km), on into the Russian Federation. The land is largely flat with smaller areas of hills, including the Central Russian Uplands. Farming is prevalent and agricultural communities dot the landscape.
URAL MOUNTAINS The Urals are 1,640 miles (2,640 km) in length and extend from the northern-edge of the Russian Federation down through Kazakhstan. They form a natural border between Asia and Europe. The highest point is Mt. Narodnaya at 6,214 ft. (1,894 m).